The development and validation of the bushfire psychological preparedness scale (BPPS)

Jessica Louise Boylan

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The central aim of this thesis was to develop a reliable and valid measure of bushfire psychological preparedness to facilitate research in this field. From this thesis, a 33 item self-report tool was developed and psychological preparedness was found to relate to physical preparedness, in addition to being influenced by direct and indirect bushfire experience; voluntary experience; the type of bushfire plans people make; experience of psychological preparedness education; and age. This thesis paves the way for better research into psychological preparedness, with a view to improving people's safety in the face of the increasing frequency and severity of bushfires.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date20 Dec 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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